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Steve Jobs' Estranged Father

Clings to His Son's Legacy

10/10/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1010_jobs_father_npg_ex_wmSteve Jobs' biological father -- the man who put the former Apple CEO up for adoption as a baby -- can't let go of his son's memory ... gripping his iPhone 4 today outside a casino in Nevada.

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80-year-old Abdulfattah "John" Jandali -- general manager at Boomtown Casino in Reno -- has claimed he wanted to keep Jobs when he was born ... but his soon-to-be wife (a student) couldn't handle it.

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31.

sleepynb    

Why don't you leave these people alone? Below the belt, TMZ. Stop it.

1079 days ago
32.

David    

I am gripping my Iphone right now as I talk to someone. I guess this must mean I too am struggling with the passing of Steve Jobs... stupid connection.

1079 days ago
33.

Brent    

You are all wrong this is a nice person. When the baby was on the way he wanted to get married, The mom parents did not want daughter with somebody from Syria. Her family then accepted him and they got married and had a girl who is a screen writer. Steve Jobs went to a school in a poor neighborhood and told the jobs family he wanted to move and without the move no Woz and not Apple. John was the best thing that happend to Steve

1079 days ago
34.

Joy    

Tmz that's disgusting, leave this man alone. You guys are really nasty!

1079 days ago
35.

stephanie    

This is factually inaccurate. Read the WSJ

1079 days ago
36.

SaxAfterLunch    

Steve Jobs was a jerk. Read up on how he treated people...he was a typical geek who had poor people skills and was mean!

1079 days ago
37.

R    

In 1955 things were a lot different than they are now. And who knows what really happened and why Steve Jobs was given up for adoption. It's actually very sad. But Steve Jobs had adoptive parents who loved him and did all right by him.

1079 days ago
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sara    

low blow TMZ. get your facts straight!! it was the 50s and steve's dad was a muslim arab and his mom an american christian. her family wouldn't let them get married so they gave him up for adoption so he could have a good future WHICH HE DID!! so GREAT decision! (they eventually did marry, only to divorce after a few years due to social pressures)

1079 days ago
39.

Sandra     

Who cares about this creep!! Steve had a real father and it was not this guy!!

1079 days ago
40.

SlappyJohnson    

He passed his looks on to his son. Definite likeness.

1079 days ago
41.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Tacky, TMZ.

1079 days ago
42.

manbearpig    

so his dad was **** cheney?

1079 days ago
43.

Kathleen    

Jandali used to be my boss - i almost fainted

1079 days ago
44.

SantaFeJack    

Really desperate connection...even by TMZ standards.

1079 days ago
45.

UPYOURS    

YOU didn't want him up for adoption but your student soon to be wife did, just throw her under the bus,k? Steve went a long way in life, you however will have to answer for the things you have done. RIP Steve

1079 days ago
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